Programs

Child Care Nurse Consultant

Partnership with public health to provide technical assistance to child care providers on issues related to health and safety.
Contact Info: Cyndi Mason, R.N.
Lee County Health Department
PO Box 1426, #3 John Bennett Drive
Ft. Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319)372-5225 or (800)458-6672
E-mail:

Van Buren County Parents as Teachers

Early Childhood family education and support program for families prenatal through Kindergarten entry
Contact Info: Van Buren County Hospital
Janet Phelps
319-293-3171

In Home preschool home visiting

Assisting families with parent education in their home in order to address behavioral issues in the preschool or child care setting in Lee County.

HOPES

Healthy Families Iowa in-home parent education and support services for families in Lee County with children 0-5
Contact Info: Missy Park
Lee County Health Department
PO Box 1426, #3 John Bennett Drive
Ft Madison, IA 52627
Phone: 800-458-6672 or 319-372-5225
Email:

Preschool Assistance for Low Income Families

Tuition assistance for income eligible families
Contact Info: Community Action of Southeast Iowa
Cheryl Flaatten
319-753-0193

Emerging Community Needs/Support

The Children First Board is currently working to define and respond to emerging needs in the local communities they serve which may have an effect on children 0-5 and their families and/or their EC providers.
Contact Info: Ginger Knisley
319 526-5686

Head Start in Van Buren & Lee Counties

transportation and classroom staff services for children to attend Head Start

Dental Daycare

Dental preventative care and education in preschool settings

WAGE$

Income supports to encourage education and longevity in child care providers throughout the area.
Contact Info: Dara Madigan 515-331-8000 ext 14

Partnering with Providers

Consultation, support, and professional development to early childhood educators in the area in order to increase quality.
Contact Info: Cheryl Flaatten 319-753-0193

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Children First empowers children and families to thrive and prosper through quality services, resources, and support, in response to community need.

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